Buyer - Motorsport & MSO


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Purpose of Role

The McLaren Automotive Purchasing Department is an exciting yet demanding, fast paced and commercially driven environment. Due to impressive growth both within the team and at McLaren, we are currently recruiting for a Buyer with specific experience within the motorsport industry.

You will be working as part of a high performing and agile team, with direct report into the Purchasing Manager. Cross functional engagement with our Engineering, Quality, Production and Legal Teams is vital for successful delivery and performance.

If you’re looking for a diverse, interesting but challenging role with strong clear progression then this is the role for you!

Please note this position is a 6 month fixed term contract.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Life-cycle responsibility delivering high quality, value for money components into McLaren.
  • Accountability for cost and budget management for multi-million pound direct-spend portfolios.
  • New supplier identification and introduction into McLaren.
  • Deliver commodity strategy and nomination approvals in line with business requirements aligned with the organisation’s key stakeholders.
  • Negotiate, execute and monitor contractual agreements with suppliers.
  • Deliver challenging annual cost down targets
  • Managed supplier performance on cost, quality and on time delivery.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Degree preferred but not essential.
  • Previous experience working within the motorsport industry
  • A strong, clear and confident communicator.
  • Keen attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Previous direct purchasing experience
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated to work autonomously.

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to influence
  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workload
  • Personable
  • Passion for purchasing
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